The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10) by Louise Penny

The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)

Happily retired in the village of Three Pines, Armand Gamache, former Chief Inspector of Homicide with the Sûreté du Québec, has found a peace he’d only imagined possible. On warm summer mornings he sits on a bench holding a small book, The Balm in Gilead, in his large hands. "There is a balm in Gilead," his neighbor Clara Morrow reads from the dust jacket, "to make the wounded whole."While Gamache doesn’t talk about his wounds and his bal...

Details The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)

TitleThe Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)
Release DateAug 26th, 2014
PublisherMinotaur Books
GenreMystery, Fiction, Cultural, Canada, Audiobook

Reviews The Long Way Home (Chief Inspector Armand Gamache, #10)

  • Kaye
    I've read an advance copy of Louise Penny's THE LONG WAY HOME.Then I sat down to write my own pitiful version of a review.But instead, I did what I sometimes do. But only with books that have touched me deeply. I turned back to page one and read it a second time.But I'm still having a very difficult time writing a review for this book.Mostly, I think, because I'm so lacking in review writing skills, but also because many of you might find my word...
  • MJ
    Louise , you've let us down! What a weak excuse for a book. There is no mystery here, there is just blathering on, and then uncovering something in the last pages. I have LOVED Armand and Jean-guy, and they were UNDER UTILIZED. I am no light weight when it comes to this author. I have read the entire series at least 2x. This book is in an entirely different category from the past mysteries. There was a lot of fluff and filler in this book, all th...
  • Kaceey
    With a heavy heart I have to admit that this was not my favorite Louise Penny book. I've read other reviews that said the same thing. I just hoped that I would see it differently, that I would love it as much as her prior books that essentially took my breath away. But alas, I have to agree with everyone, it was just wasn't the same. Let's start with the positive.... Louise Penny introduces each character with such depth that you feel that you kn...
  • Janet
    Oh Louise, you are a sly one. You begin your latest Gamache novel in the rural, serene setting of Three Pines. Humor is liberally sprinkled along with mouthwatering descriptions of the frequent meals enjoyed by all. I soon felt like I was hanging out with good friends, having a great time, sitting around and shooting the breeze. But wait, there’s more! This is a mystery novel, one written by you, crafty Louise Penny. So it is not long before da...
  • Christina
    I love Louise Penny's novels but I didn't think this one was as good as some of the others. The plot seemed thin because it lacked, I felt, the more layered plots of her previous novels. Since Gamache is retired we don't have the added tensions of his fight within the Surete while trying to solve a murder or the complications of the characters who work for him.I found Penny's writing style started to grate on me a bit: the fragmented sentences, r...
  • Margitte
    A perfectly appropriate title!I am not sure why Clara's relationship with her husband, Peter, has been kept as one of the final moments of this series. While Three Pines are back in the picture, my honest impression was that the author ran out of steam. The tedious, extremely slow moving plot, encompassing the inner-workings of the art world, was presented more like a never-ending travel journal of a group of friends, promoting tourism in Canada....
  • DL
    I'm not sure what has happened to this series. It's gone from being an engaging mystery series with a great deal of hidden insight to false insight being crammed in at every other line. This book made me tired. I finished it but without any pleasure. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar and an ugly painting is ugly no matter how many hundreds of times you turn it over.
  • Dona
    Hurry up August 26, 2014! Can't wait to read it. Finally! It's here and I'm starting it today. Can't wait to start it, but already hate that it will have to end.I finished reading it and was not disappointed. A great story. Now I have to wait for number 11 to be written and published. I hope it's not too long of wait!
  • Kathy
    A Love Letter to Louise (No Spoilers)I want to thank you for yet another thrilling, engaging, thoughtful, and moving book. I found your prose so graceful (certainly not breathy as one reviewer labeled it-Really, tsk tsk) that on many occasions I stopped to re-read paragraphs, just for the sheer beauty of the work.I was moved by the love you have for your country. It shines so brightly in this work. I only wish all readers could feel it as deeply ...